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Mariecar Jara-Puyod, Senior Reporter
The Government Office of Sharjah Ruler’s Office has suspended all church services until further notice beginning March 12 (Thursday).
The March 11, 2020 memorandum was signed by Ruler’s Highness Special Projects director Edwin Maria Arasu and addressed to St. Michael’s Catholic Church (Al Yarmook, Sharjah) parish priest Rev. Fr. Varghese Chempoly OFM Cap.
“As part of the precautionary and preventive measures taken to reduce the possibility of transmission of the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19), as per instructions received from Sheikh Abdulla Bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Manager of the General Authority of Islamic Affairs (Sharjah Branch), tomorrow onwards all Church services and prayer gatherings are to be suspended until further notice.”
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